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The thing itself speaks: accountability as a foundation for requirements in sociotechnical systems

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Publication date08/2014
Number of pages1
<mark>Original language</mark>English
Event2014 IEEE 7th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law (RELAW) - Karlskrona, Sweden, United Kingdom
Duration: 26/08/201426/08/2014


Conference2014 IEEE 7th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law (RELAW)
CountryUnited Kingdom


We consider sociotechnical systems (STSs) that facilitate social interaction among autonomous principals (either humans or organizations). Although accountability is a foundational concept in such systems, established requirements engineering methods do not support accountability in the broad sense of calling to account of one party by another. To address this short-coming, we propose the notion of accountability requirement. Further, we claim that to model an STS means to precisely capture the accountability requirements between its principals.

Bibliographic note

Accepted as full paper, but we decided to publish only a one page abstract